This is the Dooney and Bourke All-Weather-Leather Loden Shoulder Bag Model R88. An extremely rare model, especially in the color of Dark Navy, that is now highly coveted and collectible. Named for the famous clothing in Europe, the Loden Shoulder Bag is unlike any other Dooney as these have the braided leather latch and loop with a solid brass toggle. Mistakenly, these are called the Toggle Bag, which is incorrect. This magnificent Loden is from a private collection and it is in excellent condition, inside and out.
Slip the toggle to open and the smell of leather greets you. It is clean inside with only the very minimum signs of use. There are four card slots with the zippered security pocket just above. The Red, White, and Blue authentication tag is intact with the numbers on the reverse, a genuine U.S. model.
Outside, the leathers are just spectacular. The British Tan trim has attained the rich, honey color and this gives this Loden so much character. As can be seen in the pictures, the strap, the toggle trim, and all of the piping is clean with no wear. The Amber top-stitching is clean and gives a nice contrast.
The strap is also clean with no darkening and has “Solid Brass” stamped on the buckle. The strap can be removed for cleaning and the pommels holding the strap also are gleaming brightly. On the back is a full-length pocket that is closed by a tongue and pommel.
The pristine, solid brass Dooney Duck fob is present on the British Tan tether.
This is a fine Dooney that can carry in style a 10” tablet pc and your essentials with ease and not spoil the look. It is such a beautiful Dooney that it will bring the looks and compliments whenever you carry it as it is just that nice and very, very rare.
The dimensions are 8”L x 10”H x 3 ½ “D and the strap is adjustable up to 44” long or a 22” drop from your shoulder. Easily carried cross-body.
As always, this fine Dooney will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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